Season 1, Episode 8 The Blackout Part 1: Tragedy Porn

First Aired: August 12, 2012

The ratings for "News Night" plummet after it downplays a pair of sensational stories, and Will and Mac must find a way to lure back enough viewers to justify the network's quest to air a Republican debate. Meanwhile, Will considers writers for an all-access profile; Sloan is disappointed by the lack of coverage of an important financial story; and Charlie learns a National Security Agency whistle-blower's identity.

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Guest Cast

Terry Crews Lonny Church
Chris Messina Reese Lansing
Jane Fonda Leona Lansing
Adina Porter Kendra James
Paul Schneider Brian Brenner
David Krumholtz Dr. Jack Habib

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  • Premiered: June 24, 2012
  • Rating: TV-MA
  • User Rating:3.52 out of 5 (455 ratings)
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  • Premise: A drama set at a fictional cable-news network re-creates actual events to show how they're covered by "News Night" anchor Will McAvoy and his staff. (more)

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